as always, very interesting Anand. what is wished
  is that such information from there was more readily
  available here, in the mainstream publications as it
  applies all over. maybe it is the professional studies
  you mention, and informatics, yet i wonder if these
  can be brought into multiple relations, adding many
  perspectives (say, 1,000 dimensions) to questions,
  as a unified network/netropolis.

We also studied opacities in the city: it is one thing to say cities
are
made of conduits, and pathways; another to say architecture produces
resistances within the city - the planner dominated municipals couldn't
understand this, but we were able to demonstrate fields of the Gaze,
and
counter-perceptions when it came to opacities in the city; were able
to say
"if carnage happns in the city, it will happen because of _this_ and
this
planner's acts, because these opacities are created" were able to say
"do
not indiscriminately mix land-use, especially not between religious and
income groups, certainsly not with income groups" - and the carnage,
when it
did happen, occured where we said it would.


  all of this is available in GIS it would seem, if allowed.
  though, then again, politics are involved (here, there
  are 'no go' or 'off limit' zones for information which are
  now only increasing, such as with everything to be
  considered 'national security' so that locations are
  made invisible on public maps, there is no image
  there, anymore, it is out of the eye to think about,
  say, cellular tower infrastructures in relation to, say,
  proximity of young children in long term exposure
  situations as just common-sense health and safety.
  though, there are a lot more issues than just one,
  how this could be mediated, it would seem would
  need to be planned, less poetic possibly if it is to
  not have an immediate end-use, more as a research
  tool for development options, to be explored in ways
  ranging from poetry and design to others. it is long-
  term, 20 years project, that is the timeline it seems.


So it would be interesting for me to look at EMF maps of the city,
cell-phone maps (in india each company gets about 6mhx of bandwidth),
vector
and strand maps and see if the urban structures can be dissolved, or at
least, made less optical. Was hoping to continue with the exercises in
Delhi, pundits and various brahmins permitting. Looks difficult, people
still prefer a residual colonial language - put it down to authority
addiction. Language as symbolic power. They think mixing anyhow is
"democratic", here, applying the same colonising reasons as the
british,
1857-1911. and then go win court cases, with arguments based on
colonial
reason.